Benzino is giving Lil Baby his flowers.
On Thursday (Dec. 1), the TV personality took to his Twitter account to let everyone know that Lil Baby's influence in the Hip Hop culture is similar to that of the late rap icon Tupac Shakur.
“I been around hip hop since day [one &] out of this generation’s rappers @lilbaby4PF is the most influential & important at this time.” His props continued, “He like Pac’s influence, can help turn around young Black men to elevate their lives from the streets to a better life. He’s special, trust me I know,” Benzino said.
The “Rock The Party” rapper added, "He’s really from and wit[h] the s**ts & talks that street talk, but he also raps about positive elevation & change (like Pac). He never beefs online, helps his people, raps about it, and you can see his maturity, not just on the mic but in real life. He’s this generation’s Pac.”
In this final tweet, Benzino said that this generation needs more people like the 27-year-old Quality Control rapper.
Last month, Atlanta City Council awarded the Lil Baby with a proclamation that officially declared Nov. 13 as Dominique "Lil Baby" Jones Day in Atlanta, Georgia, the city he was raised. The honor highlighted the 27-year-old Quality Control rapper's achievements in the music industry and his outstanding record of giving back to the community. "November 13th Is Officially Dominique 'Lil Baby' Jones Day In Atlanta!! Thank You," Lil Baby wrote on his Instagram page.
Earlier this year, the "In A Minute" hitmaker teamed up with entrepreneur Lemont Bradley to offer 100 jobs to teens in his hometown. In addition to that, he recently posted a video to his TikTok page in which he revealed that his very barbershop is under construction.
Lil Baby's latest album It’s Only Me, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the third biggest hip hop debut of 2022 following Future’s I Never Liked You and Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.